André Renoux (1939-2002) is a French painter considered the "father" of the Paris School of Urban Realism. However, he painted outside Paris, too: particularly London and New York. Here are two cards from his rare New York series. How long he spent in New York painting I don't know, but he had an exhibit in New York in 1984 and subsequently that same year, the book "New York by Renoux" was published (in Brittany, France, no less!) I'm guessing that these are likely some of his works featured in the book. All of the Renoux cards I've had until these two have been printed by Claude Aubert. I am not familiar with this publisher "Charme" at all, but although they seem to be "newer" (one is franked 1998) they have not passed the decades as well as the Aubert cards. No creases but the Palm Superette card shows lots of wear on the edges. Both cards show surface wear scratches. The franking verso on the Lee Lung Co. card shows a circular imprint and the waves on the front. Now, looking at the cards straight on, this surface wear is not visible, but held at angle, you'll see these signs of age. About 5.75 by 4-1/8 inches.
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